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One of a fair number of makers whose products are starting to gain attention in the marketplace is Prieuré de St.-Jean de Bébian. We opened this one last night:
Dark garnet. Spicy cinnamon and cloves aromas over ripe black fruit. Long, tannic flavor, peppery fruit and firm acidity. Plenty of fruit for current enjoyment, but the tannins and big structure call for a few years in the cellar. Importer: Willett Distributing Co., Alexandria, Ky. (Dec. 21, 1997)
FOOD NOTE: Exactly right with a pan-grilled T-bone au poivre, in which the black pepper echoes the spices in the wine, while the rare red meat successfully "wipes" the tannins, making the wine seem more forward and mature.
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